There are countless options available for someone in the market for a keyboard. Size, weight, style, features, ports, price, and effects are all important considerations in a new keyboard, and there are many options in each category. Where do you start? What should the priority be?
Artist Interviews - Page 10
Looking to pick up the ukulele? Many seasoned players have experience and ideas to get you started on the right chord. Getting started is easy - but don't let that limit where you can take the ukulele. You may find yourself at a lot of great events with more new friends that you can count.
The ukulele was born in Hawai’i, a modification of a guitar-like instrument called the machete that had been brought to the islands by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. Today, the ukulele continues to grow in popularity for many reasons. As an easily portable instrument with an affordable entry level price, it is accessible to many. Its design makes it easily to learn, with beginners able to enjoy the satisfaction of playing a complete song quite quickly.
30 Years Behind The Keys With Bon Jovi
Still Rocking The Road After 30 Years
A couple of bars into the title track from Philip Sayce's 2013 album, Steamroller, and the guitarist-singer's musical legacy becomes clear. Shades of Hendrix and Stevie Ray abound, as do a host of other arena-rock acts of the 1970s.
But with continued listening, what emerges is the portrait of a young gun bristling with confidence and chops who's building a career and a sound on some very worthy role models. His songs have a maturity and artistic vision that reflect the diversity of the supporting roles Sayce has notched on his belt. Stints with Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Healey, and Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker have all been digested, and now help inform his powerful guitar technique, stage presence, and songwriting skills.
Many singers and performers have found success on their own terms in today’s music world. They draw from their own influences and their own unique experiences to write, record and perform music and to share their voice. These artists have offered some words of wisdom and advice, as well as some thoughts on choosing suitable microphones for studio and stage.
Microphones can be one of the most crucial (and under-valued) elements in a musician’s rig. The right microphone can capture a vocal or instrumental performance in just the right way, and allow the performer’s voice or instrument to shine in both live and studio settings. Selecting the right mic for the job might seem a complicated task. Much like guitar players will own multiple guitars, many musicians and producers will amass quite a collection of microphones throughout their career, favoring different mics for different applications. However, choosing a microphone doesn’t have to be a challenge.
The Backbeat of Bon Jovi
From the aftermath of the British Invasion to the heyday of 80s metal and 90s grunge, inspired musicians would save up to buy the same gear as their heroes, and, usually prompted by frustrated parents, were forced to "take that noise" out to the garage where they could rock out. What was once a safe haven from Mother Nature for the family car became an inexpensive practice space for the next generation of dreamers. Today there are still plenty of musicians, young and old, who've turned this area into a musical bunker where they can escape whenever inspiration hits them or for their band so they don't bother their family, but technology has come along way, making it easier to have the "Please Do Not Disturb" sign on a bedroom door instead.